St Petersburg

By | 16th January 2018

Do you need a car in St Petersburg?

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Do you need a car in St Petersburg? Introduction

Why? Why not? Ratings Comments

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In a city that is so famous for its grandiose architecture and museums, in particular the Hermitage, it’s only natural to assume that there isn’t much point in getting a hire car, and that is exactly what we suggest.

Why should you rent a car in St Petersburg?

What are the main reasons for hiring a car here? Do you just want to drive locally? Do you want to go further afield, or should you even look at taking a road trip? In terms of factors like the cost of the hire itself, fuel costs, road tolls and parking charges, is it worth hiring a car in St Petersburg?

St Petersburg Car hire summary


Overall drive rating

Based on a weighted score across all cost and quality factors. [Full notes - drive rating]

20%

 

Cheapest rate for one week

Based on cheapest economy car hire deal with no added extras. [full notes - basic costs]

€175

 #205/300

 

How much should I expect to pay in the peak season?

Based on cheapest deal during the summer holiday season. (Unless otherwise noted) [full notes - seasonal variations]

 €X

300/300

 

Free parking score

Total 740 - of which 192 have free parking. [full notes - parking]

26%

#224/300

 
  • Car hire not advised.
 

Why not? Visiting St Petersburg without a car

 
Why? Why not? Ratings Comments

St Petersburg public transport quick facts

Train score

 

70%

Water travel score

80%

Overall public transport score

80%

 

Walking and Cycling Overview

Active travel score

This overall rating considers walking and cycling in and around St Petersburg. 

40%

Do you need a car in St Petersburg? Even for heading out of the city of St Petersburg, for example to visit the Catherine Palace, then guided bus tours are readily available, whilst independently minded travellers can also take advantage of the cheap and plentiful local trains.
Verdict – no.

Ratings

Car rental in - St Petersburg Need v worth & should!

Do you need a car in St Petersburg?

  • Based on comparison with transit and walking/cycling?
 

Is it worth hiring a car in St Petersburg?

  • Based on value for money?
 

Should you rent a car in St Petersburg?

Weighing up the above questions, if you are here for the first time AND asking about hiring a car, is it a good idea?
 

Who is travelling?

Is it worth renting a car in St Petersburg if I am a solo / budget traveller?

What about for 2 people travelling together?

What about for families?

 

Where are you staying?

Do you need a car in St Petersburg if we are staying in the city centre / main resort area?

What if we are staying on the edge of the urban area?

What if we are staying in a rural area?

 

What is your attitude towards driving?

Should I hire a car in St Petersburg if I prefer not to drive?

What if we are easy either way?

What if I prefer to drive?


 

Verdict

What is our final score for St Petersburg on the Carornocar scale?

1

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Why? Why not? Ratings Comments
 

Would you hire a car in St Petersburg?

Have you driven in St Petersburg? Do you agree with our advice on whether or not it's worth hiring a car in St Petersburg?
Tell us what you think using the comments section below:
 

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